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Parks Naturalist Journal Entries

Here are Parks Naturalist Journal entries. To learn more about the program, from our top menu hover over “Volunteer” and click on “Stewardship Programs”

Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 06/07/2019. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Quiet day with showers looming. Saw some goslings, now teenagers, starting to show the markings of adults. Mallard ducklings are still fuzzy and tracking their moms. Lake levels are up a little, but the algae bloom is going strong. […]

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 05/17/2019. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: The City of Portland was there applying chemicals along the edge of the grass on the west side of Crystal Springs. There is a mattress on the corner of 23rd and Sherrett. (See pic). I’m not sure if that’s park […]

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Hanna Heddy

Date of volunteer work: 03/30/2019. Site Name: Powell Butte. Number of hours worked: 1.25. Field notes: We entered from Ellis Street entrance. Native plants that were already flowering were Indian Plum, Candyflower, and Pioneer Violet. In terms of wildlife, we saw coyote scat, a young garter snake, a Northern Flicker, Stellar Jay, Junco, and Towhee.

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 02/26/2019. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Field notes: Sorry this is late. It slipped my mind. The park was cold, crisp and fairly clean. I noticed several instances of dog poop, however. I was attracted by the bright orange legs and feet of a group of ducks by […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 02/22/2019. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Despite the cold, it looks like spring. Indian plum flowers unfolding, nesting activities by mallards, buffleheads, gadwall, wood ducks, oh and the Canada geese have arrived. Very noisy boy geese evrywhere. But the bog lilies are blooming (we call […]

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